Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt ~ It's Happening

After deliberating for quite a while, I've decided on how to sew my hexagon flowers together. It's been two months since my last hexie post, and I've been steadily stitching away.

Grandmothers Flower Garden hexagon quilt progress ~ Threading My Way

Thanks for all your suggestions re possible variations for sewing a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. As you can see, I've gone with a single row of neutral around each flower.

As I mainly hand sew while watching TV, progress is happening faster than I thought. Perhaps I'm watching too much TV... LOL!!!

Grandmothers Flower Garden hexagon quilt progress ~ Threading My Way

30 out of 115 flowers have been sewn together - ¼ of the way there!!! I'm only after a lap quilt, so I think I'll have enough flowers made - or at least close to it.

The small blue bag is my travel sewing kit. However, as I can no longer fit the growing hexagon quilt inside, I now stuff the quilt into the denim/flower bag I designed a few years ago. I'll need a bigger bag soon.

Grandmothers Flower Garden hexagon quilt progress ~ Threading My Way

Everyone in the family thinks I'm mad stitching the same thing over and over. Perhaps they're right... LOL!!! But I really do find it therapeutic. I think I'll miss it once I've finished.

Anyone else out there crazy enough to attempt hand sewing a whole quilt?


... Pam




11 comments:

  1. Grandmother would be so pleased with your garden of hexies! The neutral fabric between each flower really helps to glide the eye across and appreciate all of the colors! I "inherited" a bag of over 100 hexie flowers that were intended to make a Grandmother's Garden quilt. They are not paper pieced, but sewn by hand---every tiny hexie. I have searched to find out how to sew them together, but haven't had any luck. Any ideas, Pam?

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  2. Your flower garden quilt is looking great Pam, everyone needs a therapeutic stitching project in their lives :)

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  3. what a lovely garden you will have when completed, I too enjoy hexies but it is a while since I did nay though have masses waiting to be joined up, good project for the garden whilst it is so nice so will get them out and have a play

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  4. This is beautiful! Love the neutral color in between all the lovely flowers.

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  5. I have never done hexies, but I don't watch TV either. :) I figure my day for being able to relax and do that sort of thing is coming.
    I love all of the beautiful colors you are using! It is going to be amazing!!!

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  6. I am in love with the pattern! I love flowers and I have a problem throwing away old clothes and keepsakes. This would be such a wonderful possibility to put these memories into daily use. But I am not sure I see myself hand sewing just yet...

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  7. Wow! This is so beautiful!! I can't wait to see it all finished. I'm getting close to the point where I will be assembling my ships quilt and starting to feel a little concerned. I haven't put a quilt together in so long now.

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  8. I really love it . I made my son years ago a crochet hexagons blanket it is still lovely. it was a long job making it but a lovely job, mirjam

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  9. I have a big stack of flowers back in Oz.. one day I'll put them all together, lol! I am planning to put them together the same way you are... but who knows when I will get there! It is one of my "lifetime projects"! xx

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  10. Oh that's a beautiful collection of flowers - your lap quilt will be quite lovely when it's done :) Enjoy the hand stitching journey, and enjoy the television during the journey!

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  11. I think you made a great choice. The white background sets off each flower in Grandma's Garden.

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